Race Issues
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Protests lead to extreme TV makeover

Media | Small-screen platforms pull shows over depictions of police and race
by Collin Garbarino
Posted 6/16/20, 04:39 pm

The opening sequence of the long-running reality show Cops used to call up images of men and women in badges going after criminals as a reggae group sang, “Bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they come for you?” Now, in the wake of several high-profile deaths of African Americans involving police officers, activists are coming for shows that focus on law enforcement.

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When “sex” means more than sex

Religious Liberty | Supreme Court expands the definition of the word found in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
by Steve West
Posted 6/15/20, 08:14 pm

Christian bosses hoping for guidance from the U.S. Supreme Court in dealing with LGBT workers will have to wait. In a 6-3 ruling on Monday, the high court ruled that an employer who fires a worker for being gay or transgender violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination “on the basis of sex.” But the justices did not address what happens if an employer wants an exception to the rule because of his or her religious beliefs about marriage, sexuality, and gender.

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Autopsy shows Rayshard Brooks shot in back

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/15/20, 06:49 pm

Peaceful protesters marched to the Georgia Capitol as 20 of Rayshard Brooks’ family members wept during a news conference in Atlanta on Monday. “When does it stop?” asked Chassidy Evans, Brooks’ niece. “We’re not only pleading for justice. We’re pleading for change.”

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